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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this fountain wasn’t made for this area in Palermo because it’s quite big for the square it’s in. The naked statues caused quite a stir when it was first installed. It’s really quite a lovely fountain, and definitely worth a visit when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

In the centre of Palermo near the city hall is this beautifll fontain.A lot of naked figures gave the fontain the name of "shame fontain".

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ladiescar
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this during our first stroll around the city. It is stunning and so historic. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 3 October 2018

this was the shame of Palermo as there were so many naked statues in one place - still impressive and stunning now

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 12 September 2018

busy but beautiful and worth a visit. Walk / taxi and don't self drive unless your very confident as chaos looms on the roads in Palermo

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chris e
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful building and impressive halls inside! Don't miss it, it is in the center of the city anyway :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank iliasathens59
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is a fountain that was initially meant for somewhere else but was transported to Palermo. It was shunned at first because of nudity. It's not he Trevi fountain, but it's something to behold especially at night. It's in front of the Church of Santa...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Imposing city hall, containing treasures of art, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, antique furniture. The Council Hall has wonderful ceiling decorations, Marble and granite eagles - giving the palazzo its name - are found in every room and staircase.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank opossumd
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This place is having a beautiful massive big fountain in front of it. The square is representing one of the principal point of interest in Palermo

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Also known as Palace of Eagles, the Praetorian Palace played a significant role in Palermo’s political life, since it houses the municipal and mayor’s offices. It’s located in the Historic Center, at the “Fountain of Shame” (Fontana Vergogna/Pretoria) and the Baroque Santa Caterina church. Construction...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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